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Times Method Actors Took Things Way Too Far

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If you're new, Subscribe! → http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Looper Whenever an actor decides to use "the method" approach to a role, it usually ends up making headlines. The process of an actor really getting their head inside a character has made for some jaw-dropping performances, and some shocking behind-the-scenes tales. Here are just a few times method actors have taken things too far for a part… Adrien Brody | 0:20 Jim Carrey | 1:40 Nicolas Cage | 3:24 Christian Bale | 4:25 Martin Sheen | 5:38 Matt Damon | 6:46 Daniel Day-Lewis | 7:25 Ashton Kutcher | 7:59 Read more here → https://www.looper.com/98284/times-method-actors-took-things-way-far/ Movie Lists and Features https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB The Most Controversial Movie Costumes Explained https://youtu.be/jcwgIUDoO2s?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB 8 Totally Underrated Box Office Flops https://youtu.be/thM4M1_yxRc?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB Movie Special Effects You'd Never Guess Aren't CGI https://youtu.be/sjALn5w_Szg?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB Scenes Acted So Badly We Can't Forget Them https://youtu.be/xJ8c38Q1H-g?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB The Most Inappropriate PG Movies Of All Time https://youtu.be/W7knQOPNVIc?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB Box Office Bombs That Somehow Became Cult Classics https://youtu.be/hWlVvWUIh78?list=PLOzaghBOlEsdJRQ4Z14z1_GB_bQ6_oioB Website → https://www.looper.com/ Like us → https://facebook.com/loopermoviestv/ Instagram → https://instagram.com/looperhq/ Looper is the go-to source for the movies, TV shows and video games we all love. We're addicted to all things superhero and Star Wars, but we're not afraid to binge watch some reality TV when the mood strikes. Whether it's revealing Easter eggs and secrets hidden in your favorite films, exposing movie mistakes, highlighting the best deleted scenes, or uncovering the truth about reality TV's strangest stars, Looper has endless entertainment for the discerning YouTube viewer.
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Looper (6 months ago)
What other instances of method acting should've made this list?
witschi (8 days ago)
Jack Nicholson in Shining
David Jones (15 days ago)
The Joker, Heath Ledger
MrBen1 Vlogs (23 days ago)
Avengers reaction better than mean tweets
Miles Stone (27 days ago)
Jack Nicholson in The Shining
BrightNight88 (27 days ago)
Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man
Zzajah (1 day ago)
What about Jared Leto... He lost weight and gained weight for a role as well and I believe because of that he actually has an Illness now
Late Reviews (2 days ago)
7:59 hey its that guy in the office
Heath Ledger literally made himself insane to play the joker in dark night.
Eser Patlican (2 days ago)
It upsets me to see that Heath Ledger is not in this video...
frecklesaep (2 days ago)
Method acting at least on stage is considered suicide acting lol. If you get too much into a character, especially very depressed ones or ones in sad plays, it can get hard to come back from and often leads to actors killing themselves
Mr Zeee (3 days ago)
Bale is still the most insane of them all
Mitchell Sop (3 days ago)
My pancreas levels were out of wack....ya..
Jackie Heezy (3 days ago)
OMG Adrien Brody's nose is big
Smithrock (3 days ago)
7:20 '...special medication to repair his adrenal gland...' All hats of for Matt , Good Will Hunting and Departed and what not bur this info is BULLSHIT. There isn't a medication that can repair such damage at that level.
Mayu Xiong (4 days ago)
they forgot Heath Ledger. RIP
Jake Romine (4 days ago)
@ LISTEN TO THIS
KJV Only (5 days ago)
Jim is now CRAZY!
Bert Caitbgoe (5 days ago)
Bale should have been suspended and made to put on weight after what he did for the Machinist. The fact that it's a totally average film aside, no one should be allowed to torture themselves for role like this. He's a great actor, but my goodness, what a fool he was to do that to himself.
dikshant walia (6 days ago)
This video is worthless without including the Heath Ledger . The joker
Spoiledhp2 (6 days ago)
face off
Agatha Cccc (6 days ago)
Thanks for putting time stamps, easier to navigate this type of compilation videos
ABHISHEK MUKHERJEE (6 days ago)
Well Robert De Niro had a dentist mess up his teeth to look evil for his role in Scorsese's 'Cape fear'. I think that should've made it to this list.
heath ledger???
TreVann- Rashad (7 days ago)
Jobs is a great fucking film he did AWESOME
Hannah Wisdom (8 days ago)
God I love Christian Bale
Spencer Keegan (9 days ago)
I'm sorry but I'll never consider Ashton Kutcher a great actor let alone a method actor...
jason gaff (9 days ago)
5:34 “He packed on the pounds to play former Vice President Dick Cheney in the 2018 biopic, Backseat.” Uhh what
beans (9 days ago)
What movie starts at 7:27
Latabrine (11 days ago)
Tom Hanks in Philadelphia.
Dawud Makonnen (11 days ago)
Costars say Idris Elba stays in character during the entire shooting on films. So after the shoot & you walk over to him and say, "yo Drissa what's up," he doesn't respond 😂😂😂
berk tolunoğlu (11 days ago)
Moving to Europe for 6 months. İt is taking it too far. İt is crazy. WOW
D-COM Wrexshit (12 days ago)
What about the method actor, playing an actor, disguised as a method actor. That was messed up
DTM 24 (13 days ago)
I don't know what Leonardo DiCaprio did to piss the Hollywood bosses off, but he has NEVER gotten proper recognition.
who8myfish (13 days ago)
Man on the moon sucked
Evan Poole (15 days ago)
Where is Heath Ledger?
Michaela H. (15 days ago)
Surprised to not see Jared Leto on that list
john smith (15 days ago)
One of the most remarkable transformations in cinema was Anthony Gaudioso in The Ghost and The Whale. The actor Gained 72 pounds for the role, looked like a human wrecking ball, grew his beard out for four monthes and directed the film. The performance is nuanced and stunning. Sheryl Lee for the film Twin Peaks Fire Walk with me went to insane lengths to paint the portrait of an abused young woman. Christina Ricci is so devastatingly sad and honest in the film PROZAC NATION. Henry Scrimshaw in THE WITCH THESE WERE ALL PERFORMANCES THAT WERER NEVER REALLY RECOGNIZED.
Sparky_Gaming 69 (15 days ago)
Where was joker from the dark knight
NOT THE BEE'S NOT THE BEE'S
Howard Wilson (16 days ago)
Jim Carrey took every role too far..that's what made him great.
omg wth (16 days ago)
All​ FAKE!
Russ L (16 days ago)
@Looper I thought the Christian Bale movie where he played Cheney was called "Vice." Sounded like you called it "Backseat."
I laughed at the title
Travis_Redfern (19 days ago)
I always wonder if this stuff should result in acting awards. Sure there’s acting there, but they’re obviously doing their most to actually become the person mentally and physically. A great actor could transform themselves on screen without needing to go through such anguish. I think this stuff is admirable too, but...idk. I feel like it depends.
Sarvar (19 days ago)
Where were these guys when I saw my dad's real ghost when playing Hamlet?
PollyMamedePsi (19 days ago)
no Jared, really? Matthew McConaughey , Charlize Theron?
Bughead Lodge (20 days ago)
The pianist was probably one of the best movies based off of world war 2 I've ever seen. It's amazing how much thought and dedication Brody put into the role.
MendezMirango (20 days ago)
why is there no females?
kiki naa kay kiki (22 days ago)
Hats off to tom hardy who doesn’t even need to take it too far to give us his brilliant performance. This guy is so underrated when in fact he deserves a lot. Check him out y’all.
ptlutube (24 days ago)
Putting Christian Bale/The Machinist on the same list as Ashton Kutcher/Jobs... interesting.
MegaMaxiepad (24 days ago)
Adrien Brody did all that, got the Oscar, but his career has sucked ever since.
BadFlounder (24 days ago)
Man, Daniel Day Lewis is a legend. So many brilliant roles. Perhaps the greatest actor of his generation.
Rprince418 (24 days ago)
There, I watched it YouTube. Now shut the hell up!
Changreta knows
Rosemary Lovejoy (25 days ago)
Jim! <3
AmericaninAustralia (25 days ago)
My question is: what dentist agrees to take someones wisdom teeth out without anaesthetic?
Paul Mara (25 days ago)
Heath ledger?
Patrik Krejci (26 days ago)
LOL Nicolas Cage. He couldn't act if his life depended on it.
Production Upgrade (27 days ago)
No Heath Ledger
John Doe (27 days ago)
When they "channel" they are actually allowing demons to take over their bodies. You are not watching a human act, you are watching a demon act.
john smith (27 days ago)
The pianist was an amazing film, enough said!
Ronald Grau (29 days ago)
Hahahah – can't stop laughing! :) For the writers of this Video-Essay "essentially dropping out of modern society" means: 1. moving to Europe, 2. selling ones car and 3. disconnecting ones cellphone. minute 0.58
Grace Johnson (29 days ago)
What about Dicaprio who had ocd after playing Howard Hughes
Fintan (29 days ago)
Yes they ranked Ashton Kutcher above Daniel Day Lewis
Damien O Callaghan (29 days ago)
Leo DiCAPRIO - The Reverant??????????????????????????
Murph Games (30 days ago)
Jim Carrey is nuts!
Abhishek Prasad (30 days ago)
Heath ledger in the dark knight
Dimeji Omoya (30 days ago)
Edward Norton?
Sam Harper (30 days ago)
Christian Bale is straight up kooky dukes.
Shaine MacDonald (1 month ago)
Living on a set and pretending it's the olden times like Daniel Day Lewis did could be fun for a short period of time.
Yoshi ??? (1 month ago)
You didnt mention heath ledger who literally locked himself in his hotel room for days to become crazy
Maddy Sinnock (1 month ago)
@looper only white men have ever done method acting, huh?
CyLo (1 month ago)
THIS IS DEDICATION!
Turnr (1 month ago)
Where’s heath ledger
Memento Production (1 month ago)
Where is Tom hanks !!! Forest gump.
Mike Hunt (1 month ago)
Holy fahk, most of these guys are crazy good at what they do and have proven their dedication to it, but Christian Bale is on another level..
Ellis Thomas (1 month ago)
Nick Cage is a "wannabe" method actor but lacks the acting ability.
OL 3D (1 month ago)
Who else was expecting Heath ledger on here?
ThatShnib (1 month ago)
How is this only white men??
Mike Ravenkey (1 month ago)
8:25 Is that Lenny from The Butterfly Effect??
Chris Nida (1 month ago)
What about Heath Ledger!!!!!
sgtgiggles (1 month ago)
Never understood method acting. An actor should be able to turn on and off a role. Method acting makes you live the part. Acting is about pretend, not reality. I remember in college, all the acting majors rolled their eyes at the Hollywood method moguls
SERIAL TUNA STABBER (1 month ago)
Anyone that "loses themselves" after throwing themselves into a role, never really knew themselves in the first place.
Catnap Gee (1 month ago)
Glad Steve Jobs is dead
Chris P. (1 month ago)
Heath Ledger did ALOT to prepare for Joker in the Dark Knight too, they should have included him in this. He literally became The Joker both on and off set, playing the mannerisms even when the cameras weren't rolling.
Fitness Updated (1 month ago)
Leonardo DiCaprio with his role in the Aviator! He played the OCD symptoms so well, that some persisted after the filming, and he had to go on therapy for a few months afterwards to get rid of them. OCD can be a devastating condition, so he probably went through some serious suffering.
Sam A (1 month ago)
Nicolas cage... Dislikes video.
Shelz 915 (1 month ago)
This list was great, but I feel like Michael Fassbender should have been included as well.
Svinja (1 month ago)
Christian Bale is like human puddy
Larry Dallas (1 month ago)
Is it possible that women and actors of color engage in method acting also?
Jadon Harper (1 month ago)
Brody gave up his car and cell phone to “experience what it would be like to lose so much”. Laughable.
Chris M.N Sarille (1 month ago)
The pianist.. the scene where he played for the german solider. Masterful!
ninachildish (1 month ago)
Weight gain and loss repeatedly is more taxing on the body than staying even moderately overweight. I worry about Christian Bale's health, and have done since The Machinist. When I saw that film for the first time I was recovering from anorexia myself and honestly found it hard to watch as it was so triggering he was that thin. I find it hard to believe that he put himself through that.
J Kumulaau (1 month ago)
What about Heath Ledger?
ruddy illanes (1 month ago)
What is a method actor?
Kevin Taylor (1 month ago)
NOT THE BEES
Anastassia Sutter (1 month ago)
How did you not mention Jared Leto? He is insane in loosing and getting weight
Alejandra Gonzalez (1 month ago)
Adrian Brody did amazing in the pianist , amazing .
scoot do (1 month ago)
Guys can I come back to work???
Rebel Without Applause (1 month ago)
Choi Min-Sic from Park Chan Wooks original "Old Boy". He was always falling asleep whilst filming, his genuine exhaustion added to the believability of a genuinely broken man.
TBStudios91 (1 month ago)
Well I don't think that it paid off in Ashton Kutcher's case
J Lafo (1 month ago)
Nick Cage is horrible and you should be ashamed
Falcon MC (1 month ago)
What about Jared Leto in Suicide Squad ? 👀
Wow! No mention of Heath Ledger, may he rest in peace, and his dying dedication in his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight that ended up costing his own life?

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